Darla Bachtell, 77, of Medina, Ohio, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 31. She was born to the late Wade and Marie (nee Calver) Utz on June 7, 1937 in Mansfield, Ohio.
Darla worked as a church secretary at the United Church of Christ Congregational and office manager at Olson Products. She had many hobbies and interests including cheering for the Cleveland Indians, baking Christmas cookies; but most of all she wasan active mother to her two children and especially enjoyed being a leader with Girl Scouts and a band parent.
Darla will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 52 years Jim; her adoring children, Kara (Chuck) Kimerline and David Bachtell; her cherished grandchildren, Charlie and Andy Kimerline; and loving sister, Donna "Kay" Galvan.
A Celebration of Life for Darla will be held on Saturday, August 16,11 a.m. with a friends and family gathering one hour prior, at Mt. Zwingli United Church of Christ, 2172 S. Medina Line Rd., Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 with Keith Hejnal officiating. Darla will be laid to rest at Spring Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bachtell Family to help off set medical or final expenses, or to the Darla Bachtell Fund at 45789 Mt. Zwingli UCC, at the address above. Online condolences may be made at www.waitefuneralhome.com
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 4, 2014